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Category: Amazon EventBridge

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AWS Backup anomaly detection for Amazon EBS volumes

Protecting your data from cyberattacks and ransomware is a critical responsibility, and taking the necessary steps to detect anomalous activity at every level within your organization can help you keep your data as safe as possible. Data storage is an important area where you can and should deploy anomaly detection. To protect your storage, in […]

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How to implement a centralized immutable backup solution with AWS Backup

Many organizations around the world, such as government agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofits, are required to maintain and securely store their data long term to comply with regulatory and business requirements. One way to fulfill such requirements is via a centralized immutable backup solution that creates and stores secure and immutable backups of their data […]

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Amazon S3

Point-in-time restore for Amazon S3 buckets

Enterprises store increasing quantities of object data for use cases like data lakes, document management systems, and media libraries. Performing point-in-time restores for large datasets can be challenging, as existing approaches with full-restore from backup are time consuming and expensive. Alternatively, restoring individual objects to previous versions is prone to errors and delays the restore […]

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How to retain resource tags in AWS Backup restore jobs

UPDATE (2/3/2022): Source code extended to support AWS Backup for Amazon S3. UPDATE (6/24/2022): Source code updated to read tags from recovery points inline with changes to AWS Backup boto3 APIs. AWS customers use tags to track ownership of resources, drive cost allocation processes, control access to resources via IAM policies, implement compliance programs, and support operational […]

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Automate data recovery validation with AWS Backup

Your data may be your most valuable asset. Disaster events that affect your workloads can result in a loss of data. A disaster is an event that causes a serious negative impact on your business. Having backups of your data helps minimize the impact of these disaster events by giving you the ability to recover […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Events and metrics for AWS Backup

Customers who use AWS Backup frequently ask, “How do I know if my backup job has failed?” or “How can I be proactively notified of a change to my backup vault settings?” With the recent integration of CloudWatch Events for AWS Backup, we can now deliver a real-time stream of events that describe changes to […]

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Amazon S3

Auditing Amazon S3 encryption methods for object uploads in real time

Encryption of data at rest is increasingly necessary for maintaining compliance and providing another layer of protection for data against unauthorized access. Amazon S3 offers multiple methods for server-side encryption (SSE) of new objects in your bucket. As not all encryption options are equal, customers often ask how to track and control the method of […]

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